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The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1: Curiosities of the Old Lottery Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts   By: (1822-1898)

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THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks. The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY. DAYS OF THE SPINNING WHEEL. SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS. QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. LITERARY CURIOSITIES. NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY, ETC.

"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form." Salem Gazette.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post paid, upon receipt of price. Catalogues of our books mailed free.

TICKNOR & CO., BOSTON.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY

"There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distil it out." SHAKSPEARE, King Henry V.

"The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, And these are of them." SHAKSPEARE, Macbeth.

"How widely its agencies vary, To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless." THOMAS HOOD.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON

AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

Curiosities of the Old Lottery

"Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." EMERSON

[Illustration: Crest]

BOSTON

TICKNOR AND COMPANY

1886

Copyright, 1885,

BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

University Press:

JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

INDEX OF NAMES.

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ARNOLD, WELCOME 50 Atkins, William 10 Austin, Benjamin 14 Austin, Benjamin, Jr. 53

BARLOW, JOEL 56, 57 Barton, William 35 Beeman, D. 47 Beers, Elias 33 Beers, Nathan 33 Bemis, Mr. 25 Blake, William P. 22 Blodgett, Benjamin 42 Bonaparte 62, 63 Bridge & Renouf 39, 54 Bridge, Mr. 36 Brooks, Peter C. 70 Brown, John 50 Bryant, William 61 Burr, Aaron 62, 63

CABOT, ANDREW 59 Cabot, George 59 Carlton, W. 53 Carter, Ephraim 16 Clark, Mary Ann 62, 63 Colman, George 44 Connor, Benjamin 38 Cooper, Samuel 53 Cushing & Appleton 17, 42, 44, 46, 61, 63 Cushing & Carlton 38 Cushing, Caleb 10 Cushing, Thomas 14 Cushing, Thomas C... Continue reading book >>




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